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GRANGE HALL, TX (HARRISON COUNTY)

GRANGE HALL, TEXAS (Harrison County). Grange Hall is on State Highway 43 four miles southwest of Marshall in southwestern Harrison County. The Blalock family made their home on the site from about 1850 on, and the community was known as Grange Hall by 1896, when it had a voting box. In 1897 its two schools enrolled fifty-seven white pupils, and in 1904 the community had a school for forty-five white students and another for 104 black students. In the 1930s there were three churches and three schools in the dispersed community. By 1978 Grange Hall comprised a school, a cemetery, and a number of dwellings scattered over two miles of State Highway 43. In 1992 the Grange Hall school had been closed and the building converted into one of three churches still located at the site.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Jerome McCown, Scraps of the Early History of Marshall and Harrison County (MS, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). Marshall News Messenger, August 23, 1936.

Mark Odintz

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Mark Odintz, "GRANGE HALL, TX (HARRISON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrg50), accessed September 17, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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